Joie de Vivre

Rural Retreat, Red Hill

50% Pawsome
4 Bedrooms
9 People
2 Baths

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Get amongst the VINES

we love this because..

It’s our dream to escape to the country.  Even if it is only for a weekend!

JOIE DE VIVRE is our dream escape to your own little piece of paradise with picturesque 10-acre views in Red Hill, in the heart of the peninsula’s wine region.

When we drive down the quiet country lane with the tree-lined driveway we know we have the most relaxing weekend waiting for us.  As interiors addicts, we feel like we have walked into a magazine cover.  What to look at first?  The marvellous french inspired cast iron fireplace or the facing chesterfield sofas or the view in the background.

We really never want to leave, we walk the dog in the grounds and sit on the jetty in the dam and ponder the meaning of life while watching the fishes swim by.  The kids are completely engrossed in the playground, tennis court or basketball…so many things to do.

The property is located right next door to Main Ridge Estate and across from Red Hill Cheese, two wonderful gourmet destinations that we don’t even need to get in the car and drive to.  The vines for Main Ridge Estate are in fact at the back door of this property.


What fun! a new house to visit that lets four-legged friends like me sleep inside.

Yay! a huge garden…but no fences. I will have to be on my best behaviour and not wander off.  Love the trees and bushes, there are lots of interesting smells.  Are those possums in the trees?

And there’s a special basket just for me. No way!  What’s in there?   Ooh, ooh! a treat from PAWDINKUM.  I LOVE THIS PLACE.

Bedding Configuration

1 x
King Bed
3 x
Queen Bed
1 x
Trundle Bed


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Tub
  • BBQ
  • Coffee Machine - Nespresso Pod
  • Dam
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire - Wood Log Fire
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Playground
  • Portacot & High Chair
  • Smart TV
  • Tennis Court
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Wifi Internet



The view was amazing more impressive than the photo's indicated. Impeccably maintained property that was a joy to stay at.

Belinda, Dec 2021

The moment you walk in the front door you feel relaxed and at peace. The big windows overlooking the beautiful gardens, the sitting areas for all family members to relax, the comfortable bedding. The house has something for everyone(including little people and pets). It’s close to all the great Mornington peninsula wineries but honestly the house is so beautiful you won’t want to leave.

Moira, February 2021

This is the most idillic property to base yourself in Red Hill. The outlook is sublime and the surrounding areas simply gorgeous. The local wine and food was delicious. We will be back.

Mark, March 2021

Five star luxury from the moment you open the front door. I stayed with my family and dog for six nights at Joie De Vivre and it exceeded every expectation. Just what we all needed and of course a game or two of tennis. Fantastic property without flaw.

Eev, April 2021

We booked this amazing property for family getaway with our adult children their partners and our fur babies. It has been an unforgettable weekend for our family and every possibility that this will be the start on an ongoing family tradition. We enjoyed family tennis competitions, walks with the dogs on the expansive property, wine & cheese on the deck whilst taking in the view and card games by the fire in the evenings. A big thank you to the owners for allowing us to enjoy their beautiful home. It is beautifully appointed in every way and we will most certainly be back. Thank you!

Joyce, Jul 2021

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Low Season from $950 per night
1 May to 16 Sep

High Season from $950 per night
31 Jan – 31 Mar
17 Sep – 19 Dec

Premium from $1200 per night
Easter 1 Apr – 4 Apr
20 Dec – 30 Jan

Rates are based on a minimum 2 night stay
Discounts available for stays of 3 nights or more!
Long weekends: 3 night minimum
Melbourne Cup weekend: 4 night minimum
Easter: 4 night minimum
Premium: 7 night minimum

*prices listed include all booking, service, linen and cleaning fees